Film festivals

Jury president Cate Blanchett poses for photographers at the jury photo call during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/Lapresse via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 10:40 am
VENICE (AP) — Australian actress Cate Blanchett said Wednesday she is baffled that other countries didn’t learn from Italy’s pain to be better prepared to fight the coronavirus outbreak when it spread. Blanchett, who is heading the jury at the virus-restricted Venice Film Festival, arrived on the...
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Workers mount lights on the red carpet of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 01, 2020 - 3:21 am
ROME (AP) — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes canceled and other international festivals opted to go mostly online this year. But don’t be fooled...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, workers roll out the carpet for the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany. Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say they will stop awarding separate acting prizes to women and men beginning next year. Berlinale organizers said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that the performance awards will be defined in a gender-neutral way at next year’s festival. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP, File)
August 24, 2020 - 10:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — The organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say they will stop awarding separate acting prizes to women and men beginning next year. Berlinale organizers said Monday the performance awards will be defined in a gender-neutral way at next year's festival, for which a...
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A worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cleans the seats at a basketball court in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. China has gone eight days without reporting a new local case of COVID-19, with the Beijing International Film Festival among public events that are returning. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 24, 2020 - 3:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals. Most of the 266 new cases reported by the Korea Centers for...
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Pellegrinis Cafe and The Paperback book store are closed during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 20, 2020 - 7:51 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state is reporting its lowest tally of new coronavirus cases in more than six weeks, following two weeks of unprecedented lockdown of the state capital, Melbourne. Victoria’s Health Department reported on Saturday that the state had 179 new...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, tourists pull their trolleys as they walk through a nearly empty St. Mark's Square on a rainy day in Venice. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
August 20, 2020 - 5:14 pm
ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival, the first major in-person cinema showcase of the COVID-19 era, is requiring participants to wear face masks during screenings and take a coronavirus test if they are arriving from outside Europe. According to guidelines published Thursday, fans and the general...
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FILE - Writer-director Chloe Zhao poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 22, 2018. Zhao’s “Nomadland,” starring by Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals. It's the first movie announced in the new partnership that has brought together the fall’s biggest movie launch pads, which typically compete against each other for world premiere rights. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals. “Nomadland,” Zhao's follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 film “The Rider,” is the first movie announced...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2001, file photo, a view of Telluride, Colo. appears nestled in a valley from the top of Mount St. Sophia. The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Festival organizers said Tuesday that its 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, has been scuttled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski/File)
July 14, 2020 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the...
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The team of movie "Detention" pose on the red carpet at the 2020 Taipei Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, July 11, 2020. The 2020 Taipei Film Festival is the world's first large-scale film festival held by an entity after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
July 12, 2020 - 12:46 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases. Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing, and participants didn’t wear...
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July 07, 2020 - 9:35 am
The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well...
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